2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7 from North America
Looks good on the outside, but all of its parts are already broken... you just don't know it yet!
Front right caliper locked up and nearly burst into flames.
U joint (rear) went out and had to be replaced.
Various vacuum hose line leaks.
Fender moulding fell off.
Transmission is starting to go.
Poorly designed vehicle. I've had a host of problems with this car in the past 6 months.
Front right caliper locked in the 'braking' position while my wife was driving it. Luckily I was riding my motorcycle in the lane next to her and saw the smoke pouring out of the wheel well. Again, luckily, when I finally got her pulled off, it was into the parking lot of a mechanic who could not touch it for 2 hours while it cooled down!
Then a couple weeks later, the RPM's just started fluctuating.
A couple weeks later the rear U joint went out. It was broken into several pieces (never had this vehicle on dirt and it's all stock).
A few weeks later the check engine light came on and there were several vacuum hose leaks. Had those replaced and 2 weeks after that, the transmission began jumping. You will be slowing down, stopping, or stopped and the car feels like someone has rear ended you!
Now the check engine light is on and showing 3 transmission codes! Going to get it fixed up, provided it's something like a control solenoid and get rid of it ASAP. Meanwhile, my 91 Oldsmobile with 150k miles on it runs like it did in 91! Go Figure?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th June, 2006